The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 146 157 153
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.52% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.54% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 10
Average salary £26,000 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £24,400 £22,975
10% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £59,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Desktop Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2967 3487 3106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.71% 94.81% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1911 2276 2048
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Scotland region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stirling - 10 £28,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 3 £20,500 -
Glasgow +7 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -7 1 £30,000 -35.13% 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 £20,000 - 1
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Windows 8
3 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) Android
5 11 (47.83%) Blackberry
6 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
7 8 (34.78%) Citrix
7 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (34.78%) SCCM
7 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
7 8 (34.78%) VMware
8 7 (30.43%) Finance
8 7 (30.43%) MS Office
8 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
9 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
9 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
9 6 (26.09%) SLA
9 6 (26.09%) Mac OS
9 6 (26.09%) Google Apps
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (21.74%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (21.74%) Publishing
10 5 (21.74%) Mitel
10 5 (21.74%) Altiris
10 5 (21.74%) ITSM
10 5 (21.74%) Avaya
10 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco
10 5 (21.74%) ITIL

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Publishing
3 4 (17.39%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Blackberry
2 5 (21.74%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
3 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
4 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Windows 8
3 12 (52.17%) Android
4 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
5 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
6 6 (26.09%) Mac OS
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
1 5 (21.74%) ITSM
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) DNA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) XenApp
3 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
3 4 (17.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Citrix
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Mitel
3 5 (21.74%) Altiris
3 5 (21.74%) Avaya
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Dell
4 4 (17.39%) Apple
4 4 (17.39%) AppSense
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) Reuters
5 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
5 1 (4.35%) Wyse
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
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